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What is a personal injury solicitor?

A personal injury solicitor, Cambridge is a type of lawyer who specialises in handling legal claims for those who have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence. These injuries are often traumatic, life-changing and can have a significant impact on the person’s ability to work, live independently, and care for themselves.

Such injuries may result from various incidents such as road traffic collisions, accidents at work, accidents in public places, or other instances where negligence or wrongdoing has led to significant harm.

Our member firms of highly experienced serious injury solicitors possess extensive expertise in navigating complex legal matters arising from catastrophic injuries. They are dedicated to advocating for your rights and securing just compensation. 

If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation against the party responsible for your injuries.

Please do not hesitate to contact us today to discuss how we may assist you in recovering the compensation you deserve. 

Personal Injury Solicitors Cambridge: Our member firms

The legal matters which our member firms deal with include, but are not limited to, compensation claims for the following types of accidents and injuries:

Our Cambridge-based serious injury solicitors prioritise your well-being. They recognise that compensation is just one aspect of recovery following a significant injury. Therefore, they offer a comprehensive suite of services designed to facilitate your healing and recovery. 

If you have sustained an injury in an accident caused by another party’s negligence or non-compliance with health and safety regulations, you may be eligible for compensation.

Get in touch with us today using the details below to find out how we can assist you with your personal injury claim. 

The role of a personal injury solicitor

Maximising compensation through skilled negotiation

Our Cambridge personal injury compensation solicitors are experienced negotiators. They work tirelessly to secure fair settlements with defendants, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries and their impact on your life.

Representation in court, if necessary

Should negotiations fail to achieve a satisfactory outcome, our Cambridge personal injury team will represent you in court. 

Beyond legal representation: Supporting your recovery journey

Our Cambridge teams understand that legal issues are just one aspect of healing after a serious injury. They serve as your advocates throughout the process, ensuring your rights are protected while you focus on recovery.

Facilitating access to top-tier rehabilitation

Our member firms are passionate about your well-being. They can help connect you with specialist rehabilitation treatments, private medical consultations, and valuable support programs to optimise your recovery and enhance your quality of life.

Securing financial stability with interim payments

We understand the financial strain an injury can cause. While your claim progresses, our member firms can work to obtain interim payments to help manage your immediate needs.

Addressing home accessibility needs

If your injuries necessitate modifications to your living space, our member solicitors can assist you in securing the necessary adaptations to ensure your continued comfort and safety at home.

No win, no fee solicitors

Many of our member law firms offer personal injury claims on a no win, no fee agreement, also known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA). This agreement means if your solicitor does not win the case and secure compensation, then you do not have to pay any legal fees.

The typical process is outlined below:

  • Our personal injury solicitor firms in Cambridge provide a free initial consultation to evaluate the merits of your potential case. They assess the likelihood of success and the potential damages that could be recovered.
  • If your solicitor believes your case has merit, they may offer to represent you on a “no win, no fee” basis. This means their fees are contingent upon the successful outcome of the case.
  • In addition to a success fee, your solicitor may also seek reimbursement for certain expenses incurred during the case, such as court fees, expert witness fees, and other disbursements. These costs are typically recoverable from the losing party if the case is successful. However, in some circumstances, you may be responsible for payment.
  • If the case is unsuccessful, you, as the client, are not responsible for paying your solicitor’s fees. However, there may be exceptions for disbursements or expenses incurred during the case, depending on the terms of the CFA.

Full details of legal fees and what you may be liable to pay will be discussed with you before you start your claim.

No win, no fee arrangements for accident claims can provide access to justice for individuals who may not have the financial means to pursue a legal claim upfront. 

However, it’s important for clients to carefully review the terms of the CFA and understand any potential costs or obligations, including recoverable costs.

Who are the Major Trauma Group and how can we help?

Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Ian McMurdie, and Case Management and Social care Consultant, Carole Chantler, describe how the Major Trauma Group solicitors prioritise the best rehabilitation outcomes for their personal injury compensation claim clients.

Why Choose Major Trauma Group’s personal injury solicitors, Cambridge?

Major Trauma Group maintains a network of law firm members throughout the UK who are specialists in assisting victims with serious and life changing injuries. Their experience and expertise in dealing with complex injuries involves a focus on specialist rehabilitation at the earliest possible opportunity, providing the injured person with the best possible outcome.

If you are based in Cambridge, or the surrounding East Anglia area, and have suffered serious or life changing injuries, contact us via telephone at 0330 311 2578 or email hello@majortraumagroup.co.uk to discuss your potential case with one of our experts at one of our member firms’ Cambridge office.

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Common questions on making a personal injury claim

I am struggling to cope and unable to work - who can help me?

Trevor Sterling, Chair of Major Trauma Group, explains how Major Trauma Group helps people who have suffered serious injury and how a compensation claim can be used to aid rehabilitation and ease additional stresses such as expenses and loss of earnings from being unable to work.

How long does it take to settle a personal injury compensation claim, and do I have to go to court?

Claire Roantree of Major Trauma Group, talks about making a compensation claim, the applicable time limits and the possibility of going to court.

Who pays my compensation claim, and what if the other party are not insured?

Chair of Major Trauma Group, Trevor Sterling, looks at who makes the payment of a compensation claim. Additionally, Trevor discusses what happens in the event of a road traffic accident when the other party is uninsured and in the event of a criminal assault.

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The rehabilitation journey is an important process in the personal injury claim, where both sides voluntarily agree to use the Rehabilitation Code “to help restore quality of life to the injured party and help facilitate a return to work” through treatment and support organised by a case manager, regardless of whether there is an agreement on liability, i.e. who was at fault. If you can access rehabilitation as soon as possible after suffering an injury, whether in hospital or straight after discharge from hospital, there is a much better chance that you can recover to a level where you can become mobile and independent, gain an education, or return to work in some form.
A case manager is a qualified rehabilitation professional, usually an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or nurse, who is appointed to identify an injured person’s rehabilitation needs and ensure their particular needs are met by a treatment programme and specialist support. The case manager works with the injured person and their family to act in their best interests.
This is funding provided by an insurance company to support the injured person’s rehabilitation and treatment costs whilst a compensation claim may be ongoing. It will be provided regardless of whether there is an agreement about fault for the injuries. A case manager will prepare a report on the injured person and their family’s needs referred to as an immediate needs assessment (“INA”). The report makes recommendations to the insurance company about rehabilitation and, if agreed, the defendant’s insurance company will fund those recommendations.
If you are making a compensation claim as a result of an injury, you may well be unable to work or have suffered financial loss or hardship due to the accident and your injuries. Your solicitor may be able to ask for an early payment of part of any compensation you may be entitled to. This payment would help you through this financially difficult time and forms part of your overall compensation but it is paid in advance of settlement of your claim.
A personal injury trust is a way of protecting the money you receive from a compensation award after successfully making a claim following major trauma. With your money in a trust, it will not be used to prevent you from receiving any welfare benefits and financial assistance that you might be entitled to require in the future. The benefits of a personal injury trust are:
  • Your compensation is ignored for the calculation of means-tested benefits – including income support, housing benefits and council tax benefits;
  • Most Local Authorities will disregard any compensation held in a trust when calculating any funding given to support and care for you in your own home;
  • Compensation held in trust is exempt when considering non-NHS funded residential care or nursing care either now or in the future;
  • You can choose individuals you trust to manage your finances and avoid the stress and complexity of an application to the Court of Protection or Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”).
A personal injury trust is something you should consider within 12 months of receiving an award for personal injury compensation. We can help guide you on all matters involving trusts, the appointment of trustees and the benefits you’ll have from placing your award into a trust as early as possible. It is important to make the right choices at the right times, as early as possible after suffering an injury or illness that was through no fault of your own. With our support you can access the best legal advice regarding your personal injury compensation claim and also get on the right track with your rehabilitation journey.
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